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there, accompanied by five or six Frenchmen and by the most notable man of the Village, who had come and begged him to return among them. He was received with the warmest welcome imaginable. He found the Chapel in the same condition as he had left it; and on the very day of his arrival he began to hold prayers in it. The new Christians and Catechumens soon manifested so much zeal, that, as the Father writes us, that Church is not less vigorous in its birth than that of Onnontaghé.
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DATA: VOL. XLIII
XCIV This is a letter of Paul le Jeune, ended in March, 1657 (no place given, but doubtless Paris), to the mother superior of the Hôtel-Dieu at Quebec. The original MS. rests in the archives of St. Mary's College, Montreal; and this we follow in the present publication.
For bibliography of the Journal des Jésuites, see our Vol. XXVII.
XCVI In reprinting the Relation of 1656-57 (Paris, 1658), we follow a copy of the original Cramoisy edition in the Lenox Library. This volume was edited by Paul le Jeune. In his preliminary epistle he says that Jean de Quen, as superior of the New France mis. sions, had sent over an annual report; but that the vessel which bore it was captured by the Spaniards, who threw overboard all the letters they found. Le Jeune, however, had previously had some advance sheets from De Quen. He, therefore, collected as much of the materials as he could recover, which, with the addition of some other unpublished memoirs of the previous year, form the contents of the present Relation.
Le Jeune's editorial letter to the Provincial, Louis Cellot, is dated “ Au College de Clermont ce 1. de Decembre 1657.” The “ Privilege” for the volume was “ Donné à Paris le 3. Decembre 1657;” and the “ Permission” was issued “A Paris, le 28. Decembre 1656,” though in reality only repeating the date of the permission of the preceding annual. Chapter xxi. contains a letter from François le Mercier to the Provincial, dated “A Monreal ce 6. Iuin 1656,” which was, in fact, a belated part of the preceding year's report. Chap. xxii. contains a letter from Paul Ragueneau, dated on p. 202, “ Du chemin de Kebec à Onontaghé ce 9. d'Aoust 1657.” This latter piece was received while the last sheet of the Relation was in press. The volume is mentioned in no. 110 of Harrisse's Notes.
Collation: Title, with verso blank, I leaf; Le Jeune's editorial letter, pp. (6); “ Table des Chapitres,” pp. (2); “ Privilege,” with “ Permiffion" on the verso, I leaf; text, pp. 1-211, with the verso of p. 211 blank. Signatures: ã in four, ē in two, A-N in eights, O in two. No mispaging.
Copies of this Relation are in the following libraries: Lenox, Harvard, New York State Library, Brown (private), Ayer (private), Library of Parliament (Ottawa), Laval University (Quebec), British Museum, and Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris). It has been sold or priced as follows: Harrassowitz (1882), no. 39, priced at 125 marks; O'Callaghan (1882), no. 1238, sold for $50, and had cost him $32.50 in gold; Barlow (1890), nos. 1306 and 1307, sold for $12 and $9, respectively; and Dufossé, priced in 1891 and 1892 at 150 and 190 francs.